Summer complexions, beckon for a less-is-more approach. Bare, sun-kissed skin is meant to glow, highlighted only with bronzer, embellished only with flashes of color, covered only with SPF. In preparation, the industry’s savviest makeup artists insist on paring down winter’s makeup bag. Heavy creams, full-coverage foundations, and dark red lips are replaced with lightweight moisturizers, safe sun necessities and bright pops of peach and coral. Along with summer’s kicky, leg-baring skirts and pedicure flaunting sandals, consider these products to be your summer essentials.
It’s crucial to exfoliate, period but especially before applying self-tanner, but you must scrub the day before you tan. Exfoliating on the same day will result in a streaky tan that won’t last. Choose a scrub that’s both soothing and hydrating. Apply on dry skin for a more intense treatment, in the shower for a gentle scrub.